The Vancouver Park Board has taken a big step toward making community centres more inclusive for transgender people.
Hillcrest Community Centre is the first in the city to receive new signage for universal washrooms and change rooms. It is part of a larger effort to make public spaces feels safer and more inclusive.
Over the course of the next year, signs will be changed at other community centres. Fitness and aquatic programs will also be revamped to be more transgender friendly.
“This is about making everybody feel comfortable at our community centres,” said Park Board chair John Coupar. “I am extremely proud to be a member of the Board that initiated these historic moves and to be the Chair of the Board now fulfilling our commitments.”